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Mon Mar 9, 2020, 10:54 PM

Anybody else hoping that HIV treatments will prove effective against COVID 19?

Besides the fact that I would really welcome a cure or preventative, I can't wait to tell all the holy rollers that coronavirus is God's punishment on heterosexuals.

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Reply Anybody else hoping that HIV treatments will prove effective against COVID 19? (Original post)
Goodheart Mar 2020 OP
applegrove Mar 2020 #1
RockRaven Mar 2020 #2
applegrove Mar 2020 #3
Goodheart Mar 2020 #5
AJT Mar 2020 #4
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #6

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 10:56 PM

1. I know. That is our best hope that they come up with a treatment that can keep people from having

to be in hospital for a month when they have a bad case of it. Imagine if it worked. That would be such a relief. There was a lab working on a sars vaccine after sars but they could not get backing. That is too bad as sars is also a coronavirus and it would be interesting if it would have worked too.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:01 PM

2. Well, that prospect is potentially concerning given that it may disrupt drug availability to

people with HIV. I doubt pharma companies can increase 10- or 100- fold (or whatever the number) their production in a matter of a few months. But maybe they can, I don't know either way, I'm just not taking it for granted.

So I cannot claim I hope for it, because I have no idea which route will lead to more angst, anxiety, poverty, suffering or death.

In theory, having a treatment which reduces disease severity, virulence, etc would be very welcome. In practice, it would be nice if it did not cause much collateral damage.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:02 PM

3. Yes. A treatment that could be easily ramped up and not affect the supply

for current users would be great.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:04 PM

5. Didn't think of that.

In any case, I think it would be hilarious if current HIV patients have an immunity the rest of us lack. (Morbid, true, but funny).

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:03 PM

4. It would be great if that turns out to work. Its production can be easily ramped up.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 11:30 PM

6. I'd like to hope

that with all of the time spent figuring out HIV, that scientists would have learned a LOT more about viruses and how to deal with them. Before Louis Pasteur, nobody knew squat about bacteria.

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